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Legal Intern 

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About the Organization Disability Rights New York (DRNY), the Protection and Advocacy System for New York State, is seeking an experienced individual with a passion for achieving justice for individuals with disabilities. This is an opportunity to join a statewide organization advancing the legal rights of people with disabilities. DRNY challenges systemic abuse, neglect, discrimination, and legal rights violations through legal case-handling, individual and systemic reform litigation, public investigations, advocacy, and collaboration with stakeholders. Justice for individuals with disabilities is DRNY’s focus.  
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Legal Intern

Disability Rights New York (DRNY) is currently seeking a hardworking and self-motivated Legal Intern for our organization. DRNY is the Protection & Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program (P&A/CAP) for persons with disabilities in New York.  As the P&A/CAP for New York, DRNY advocates for the civil and legal rights for New Yorkers with disabilities.

Summary:

DRNY is looking for a legal intern to assist our organization in providing pro bono legal representation for individuals with disabilities in New York.  The legal intern will assist us with the screening process of clients with disabilities, the research of case-specific legal issues, the tracking of important court dates and deadlines, and drafting complaints, motions, petitions, and pleadings.

This is an unpaid internship.

  • Must be available 10-20 hours/week between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with potential for travel throughout New York State.

 

 Qualifications and Responsibilities:

 

  • Applicant must attend an accredited law school;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals with disabilities;

  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities (preferred);

  • Passionate about issues affecting individuals with disabilities (preferred);

  • Exceptional writing skills;

  • Attention to detail;

  • Excellent legal research skills;

  • Commitment to the mission and vision of DRNY;

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently; and

  • Ability to prioritize and manage projects and tasks to meet deadlines

     

Education/ Working Knowledge

  • Must have completed at least 1 year of law school.

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodations):

  • Ability to communicate in person and by phone.
  • Ability to operate a computer.

 

Working Conditions:

  • Travel is not required, but may occur.  DRNY will pay for travel expenses.
  • Work is typically performed in an office environment with the majority of time spent working on a computer.
  • This position is located in Albany NY.

 

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Resume highlighting relevant educational and work/internship experience.

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the internship.

  • Transcript from an accredited college or university that details all classes you have taken and those in which you are currently enrolled.

    Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcripts to: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1505206

 
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Disability Rights New York - Albany  
Position Legal Intern  
Position Requirements  
Number of Openings 1  

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